. BEVERLEY NICHOLS was in India for little ove** a year but into that period he packed a great variety of experience. The result is a book which is dynamic, disturbing and of real value to all those whcThave asked themselves the question "to Quit or Xot to Quit.' One.of its-- most remarkable features is its revela- tion of the manner in which orthodox Hinduism still dominates the modern scene, spreading religious fanaticism' through politics, art, medicine, and even the film industry. Many of Mr. NichoFs conclusions will be at variance with ^ opular tradition, for example, his des- cription of the recent famine in Bengal and its tragic cause. A section of great topical interest is devoted to the unborn empire of Pakistan, for which •'Mr.- Nichols presents the most lucid and convincing plea yet published in this country. " '